Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's

Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's

R.A. Scotti / Sep 23, 2020
Basilica The Splendor and the Scandal Building St Peter s In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history R A Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch the building of St Peter s Basilica Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Ju
  • Title: Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
  • Author: R.A. Scotti
  • ISBN: 9780452288607
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R A Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch the building of St Peter s Basilica Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II in 1506, the endeavor would span two tumultuous centuries, challenge the greatest Renaissance masters Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante and enrage Martin LutherIn this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R A Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch the building of St Peter s Basilica Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II in 1506, the endeavor would span two tumultuous centuries, challenge the greatest Renaissance masters Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante and enrage Martin Luther By the time it was completed, Shakespeare had written all of his plays, the Mayflower had reached Plymouth and Rome had risen with its astounding basilica to become Europe s holy metropolis A dazzling portrait of human achievement and excess, Basilica is a triumph of historical writing.
    Basilica The Splendor and the Scandal Building St Peter Saint Peter s Basilica is at once a magnificent place of worship and a symbol of both the best and worst in the hearts, minds and souls of its human designers. Basilica The Splendor and the Scandal Building St Peter Jun , An excellent book It tells the story of the saints and scoundrels whose vision and talent built the magnificent Basilica of St, Peter The author weaves the history of the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Counter Reformation through the building of the Basilica just as she weaves the personalities of the saints and scoundrels through it. Basilica The Splendor and the Scandal Building St Peter May , In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R A Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch the building of St Peter s Basilica Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II in , the endeavor would span two tumultuous centuries, challenge the greatest Renaissance masters Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante and Basilica The Splendor and the Scandal Anyone who sees the spectacular Basilica of St Peter in Rome is awestruck by its sheer size and grandeur but may not be aware of the dramatic history of its creation The construction of St Peter s spanned popes and than years, and its controversial financing provoked the Protestant Reformation. Basilica The Splendor and the Scandal book by R.A Scotti As Basilica explains, St Peter s was constructed with concrete masonry, the same method that ancient Roman architects used to build their monumental edifices McDonald may be thinking of Portland concrete which dates to the th c. Basilica the splendor and the scandal building St Mar , Basilica the splendor and the scandal building St Peter s by Scotti, R A Publication date Topics Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano, Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano, St Peter s Basilica Vatican City , Buildings Publisher New York Plume London Turnaround distributor
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    1. From the back cover In 1506, the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II shocked Christendom by razing the original St Peter s, which had stood for over a millennium, to make way for a magnificent new church Scandalous from its inception, the construction of the new St Peter s would take two tumultuous centuries to complete, challenge the greatest visionaries of the Renaissance Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante and provokethe Reformation In this fascinating book, R A Scotti traces the defining ar [...]


    2. A highly interesting and entertaining history of the building of St Peter s basilica in Rome Great for anyone interested in Renaissance history.


    3. This book was left at our rental apartment in Rome So I read it before heading over to tour the Vatican Scotti hits the highlights of the construction and covers the same information as the tour guides So I was able to ruin most of the tour guide s jokes to the annoyance of everybody else in the group The writing is not very good Too much attempt at dramatic flair and cliff hangers that cut against a flowing narrative I give the book 2 stars and St Peter s Basilica a solid 5 stars.


    4. Very similar to Brunelleschi s Dome this is an account of building St Peter s Broader is scope the whole building not just the dome and it is much bigger thus complicated, right but not as interesting, for some reason, this covers the centuries it took to assemble the building we have today I used the word assemble like it came in a kit A building so magnificent and mysterious deserves the same in its telling All the back stories are there in fighting amongst the pious, religious wars, endless [...]



    5. R.A Scotti s Basilica The Splendor and the Scandal Building St Peter s is than just a biography of one of the world s great architectural wonder s Basilica is a wonderfully readable historical narrative of the mid and late Renaissance in a plot thick story of warrior popes, international intrigue, angst riddled artistes all intersecting, orbiting and colliding at this historical inflection point.The building itself was constructed under the leadership of thirty different popes Scotti writes, e [...]


    6. Okay So did I ACTUALLY finish this for AP Euro That s open for debate But seriously, it s not going to be on any test or final so I figured I d rather spend my time on sophisticated reading like Charlie Brown.


    7. A fantastic history of not only Rome and the Basilica, but also of the incredible artwork, architecture, and engineering during the construction that changed the world Highly recommend.


    8. I enjoyed this book very much because I love architecture and Rome and St Peter s and Michelangelo and Bernini But the whole time I was reading this book, I was thinking, have I read this before I ve kept a list of all the books I ve read since I was 10, and this wasn t on the list, so either I read it and didn t record it which seems unlikely , or I ve learned all this information from other books, art history classes, documentaries trips to the Vatican Either way, though not feeling like I lea [...]


    9. Scotti s book is no scholarly review of Renaissance history but a page turner you d know this from the review by Entertainment Weekly on the back cover But it takes someone with her eye and ear to sift the historical record for the personalities and events that characterize Renaissance Rome, and do so in a way that not only teaches but delights It was an age left an abiding testament to its religious and artistic fervor, written in the very buildings and streets that stand to the present day and [...]


    10. This is an outstanding book that chronicles the building of the Vatican Basilica The cast of real life major hitters in this book are simply amazing And, the personalities that merge from this author s work are worth the read With the lack of technology and the lack of tools available today, it is amazing at the high degree of workmanship and beauty that was created Obviously missing, are the numbers of workers who died creating such a structure as St Peter s However, the book makes up for some [...]


    11. I didn t want to, but I finally finished this book It tells the story of the building of St Peter s Basilica in Rome and gives illustrative accounts of the Popes, artists and the politics that contributed to the massive structure I d recommend this book for anyone who likes religious history or art history The author speaks frankly about the role of building such an edifice to solidify the authority and grandeur of the One true church.As he lay dying, Pope Nicholas V who commissioned the buildin [...]


    12. Scott has digested 150 years into 250 pages Considering the outsized ambition of the Basilica project and the stature of the participants, her summarization is a major feat If you are knowledgeable about this project and or this time in history, this book is not for you This book is for general readers like me who have little background in this project and its place in time.With the construction of St Peter s Basilica as a focus we get a feel for papal history, this time in the City of Rome, how [...]


    13. An excellent book It tells the story of the saints and scoundrels whose vision and talent built the magnificent Basilica of St, Peter The author weaves the history of the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Counter Reformation through the building of the Basilica just as she weaves the personalities of the saints and scoundrels through it The book is clear and readable without being simplistic Well done


    14. This short book does a surprisingly good job of covering the various facets of St Peter s construction Scotti discusses the various personalities involved, the effects on the overall Church, as well as the Vatican s financing, politics, arts, and architecture The author s writing is uninspired, but the story is so interesting and fast paced one hardly notices.


    15. A brilliant read on the history surrounding the building of St Peter s basilica Infuses a great symmetry between the history of the popes, the architects and architecture The feuds, politics and superstition kept me compelled to the pages This was a friends recommendation he himself is an architectural enthusiast and was worried I would find it boring Not At All.


    16. Bonnie says that this is a wonderfully easy to read art history book Learn how much of a brat Michelangelo was, how looney the popes were, and how this all helped create the most amazing Renaissance art


    17. Basilica.I picked this up due to a peaked interest in architecture I m far from a religious person myself, but I do think that churches and cathedrals are one amazing thing that has come from the controversial background of Christianity They are a monolithic beauty that acts as a mask for the dark history As St Paul s is in the center of Rome, I felt it appropriate to learn about this particular structure and the scandal involved.The writer seemed to enjoy the scandal I myself would not use thi [...]


    18. I very much enjoyed Scotti s history of St Peter s Basilica in Rome She combined threads of history, art, architecture and religion into a concise narrative Technical descriptions of the architecture and engineering where understandable to a lay reader The chapter that described the movement of the Obelisk to the center of the piazza by Domenico Fontana in 1856 was fascinating I never knew it acted as a sundial It was clear that the personalities who took part in this 200 year adventure in build [...]


    19. The book is a good combination of church history and architecture The story of the building of St Peter s is indubitably dramatic with its cast of papal heroes and villains together with some of the greatest architects of all time, most of whom led lives high drama.



    20. As a Roman Catholic who has had the privilege of visiting several times, this book added a lot to those experiences.



    21. Very informative info about the building of this massive structure involving the popes and artists The author wrote a comprehensive story but did not appreciate her style.



    22. The late R A Scott s well researched book The Basilica tells of the building of St Peter s Basilica The site was once called the Circus of Nero or Caligula The obelisk at the center of St Peter s Piazza was originally brought to Rome from Pagan Egypt by Caligula It was eventually given the status of witness to the many Christians including the Apostle Peter were martyred by the Romans at the Circus All were buried in a nearby cemetery, usually in unmarked graves Peter s grave was apparently mark [...]


    23. Review title The catholic churchSome who have either not read or have misunderstood my profile as The catholic reader have taken me for a Catholic, perhaps because they don t know the meaning of the lower case word is universal The Church uses the term to identify itself as the one universal church, I use it to describe myself as a reader with universal interests, and here R A Scotti uses it to describe the building of the great church of St Peter s in the Vatican When it was completed, the Basi [...]


    24. Consistently interesting history of the building of St Peter s Basilica in Rome, a process which took not years, not decades, but almost two CENTURIES to complete in part because of the inherent challenges of designing and building the largest church in the world at the time, but mostly because of the politics of the constantly changing times The Popes especially Julius II and Sixtus V and some of the greatest artists and builders in history Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini and are the stars of t [...]


    25. Basilica fuses art history and commentary on the contentious politics of the Renaissance and Reformation to tell the story of two centuries of construction on St Peter s Basilica in Rome The book is thoroughly researched and thoughtful Although it includes many personalities two dozen popes reigned during the construction descriptions of key characters, including Julius, Michaelangelo, and Rafael, are developed and memorable I would certainly recommend this book to friends travelling to Rome for [...]


    26. Genre Non fictionSummary Blurb s Out of the clash of genius and the caprice of popes came the most glorious monument of the RenaissanceIt was the splendor and the scandal of the age In 1506, the ferociously ambitious Renaissance Pope Julius II tore down the most sacred shrine in Europe the millenniumold St Peter s Basilica built by the Emperor Constantine over the apostle s grave to build a better basilica Construction of the new St Peter s spanned two centuries, embroiled twenty seven popes, an [...]


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